Friday
Sep302016

Spook-ify Your Fence This Halloween!

This weekend starts the month of October, and that means it's time to start thinking about Halloween. Decorating your house and yard to create a spooky environment for tricker treaters is fun for everyone, but this year incorporate your fence into your decorations!

1. Figures -- The fastest, easiest way to decorate is by simply hanging iconic Halloween figures from your fence rails. Bats, rats, ghosts, Frankensteins, scary clowns, or skeletons swaying in the chilly autumn breeze will create instant atmosphere for October 31. Make them pop by applying luminous craft paint -- if you dare -- and attach them to your fencing with sturdy finishing line, which is well-nigh invisible under the night sky.

2. Lights -- String your fence with rows of fairy lights emblazoned with jack-o-lanterns or black cats on an orange background -- tres Halloween. Or substitute eerie black light to show off your fluorescent decorations. Artfully placed candles and lanterns will exaggerate the spooky effect even more, but stick to fire-safe battery-operated or LED versions of these lights for your fence ornaments -- your goal is to make Halloween frightening in a good way.

3.Wreaths -- Normally seen as a homey symbol of hospitality, horrid Halloween wreaths strung up on your fencing say "Welcome to my nightmare" instead. Craft them out of wire, spiky twigs, or dead flowers and then adorn with any or all of the following grab bag of goodies: rubber spiders, ravens, witches' hats, oversized googly eyes, papier-mache bones, faux fangs, and shrunken heads -- the petrifying possibilities are almost endless.

4.Chains -- Add the finishing touch to your fence cover up with inexpensive but very effective plastic chains (purchasable by the yard), in shivery shades of black, metallic, or rust -- coordinating handcuffs or leg shackles are optional.

5.Signs -- Signs with meaningful messages are very trendy throughout the home right now, so why should your Halloween fence be left out? Create signposts that point the way to the cemetery or haunted house, and warn potential guests to beware and enter at their own risk. Our personal favorite sign sayings are "Keep calm and scary on," "Happy Halloween," or a straightforward "Boo!"

Have fun making things scary and fun this Halloween!

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Friday
Sep232016

FENCE FEATURE: PVC

PVC fences are very versatile, offering a variety of styles and colors. Our PVC fence styles include, privacy, semi-privacy, picket, ranch rail, cross buck rail, porch rail, rail radius bends. If you are not able to find a style you like, we build custom fences as well. To learn more about our PVC fences, click here

Friday
Sep092016

The Benefits of Chain Link Fences 

Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum. All types of fences have their unique advantages. Here are some benefits unique to chain link fences.

Affordability

When weighing in your fence material options, it’s hard not to consider the low-cost advantage of a chain link fence. This type of fence is a great alternative to wood or vinyl without compromising quality. Affordability is crucial when determining fence material for a large area, making the economical advantage of chain link fences outshine your other options.

Low Maintenance

If you remember our guide to cleaning a chain link fence, you recall how easy it is to maintain it. Soap and water is all you need. Simply hose off your fence whenever you feel like it needs a wash. Chain link fences never need to be stained or painted over. 

Sturdy

Chain link fencing is constructed out of galvanized steel. You can coat that steel to prevent corrosion or weakening due to weathering. If the longevity of your chain link fence is of upmost concern, you may want consider a Vinyl coated chain link fence. If damage does occur, it’s fairly simple to repair a portion of the fence without replacing the entire assembly.

If you have questions about chain link fences or would like one installed, don’t hesitate to contact us! You can reach us at (863) 688-1194.

 

Friday
Aug192016

5 Back To School Tips For Parents 

Another summer has come and gone as the start of another school year commences. We know the first couple weeks of school can be loathsome, so here are 5 tips for making the transition to school from summer easier for both you and your child.

  1. If your child is anxious about their first day back, point out the positive aspects of starting school. They’ll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh their positive memories about previous years, when they may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because they had a good time.
  2. Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, and have better concentration and more energy. Try upgrading your child’s breakfast with something nutritious and see difference it makes!
  3. If your school allows, consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load.
  4. Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.
  5. Establish a good sleep routine. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents is in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night.


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Wednesday
Jul272016

We Do Fence Repairs Too!

Accidentally backed your car into the fence? Did someone climb it and break a board? Maybe a storm came through and toppled a tree over a portion of your beautiful fence. Accidents happen. We can't help that. What you can do is make sure to take care of the repairs in the best way possible.

At William's Fence we've been repairing and building fences for over 50 years. If something happened to your fence, it's important to repair it correctly, while restoring it to it's former strength and durability. Rest assured that we have the skills and knowledge necessary to make that happen

No matter what's happened to your fence, even if its on it's last legs, it may still be salvageable. Give us a call at 863.688.1194 and we'll set up an estimator appointment to help get your fence looking new again.